Bring Your Teddies to the Teddy Bear Hospital on GSTF Exhibition Day

The Interactive Hospital/Teddy Bear Hospital is back at this year’s Galway Science and Technology Festival on Sunday 26th November. Find out more about this great event, that helps kids to get used to the idea of doctors and hospitals:



The Teddy Bear Hospital is organised by the Sláinte Society, NUI Galway’s branch of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations. It is perfect for small children to get to feel comfortable around doctors and to know what happens in hospital sometimes.


Medical and science students will diagnose and treat the teddy bears. In the process, they hope to help children, ranging in age from 3-8 years, feel more comfortable around doctors and hospitals.


Over the years, children have come along with teddy bears suffering from an imaginative range of sore ears, sick tummies and all kinds of other weird and wonderful ailments.



Children from Scoil Bhríde in Menlo, Co. Galway wait patiently for their teddies to be seen at NUI Galway’s Teddy Bear Hospital. Photograph by Aengus McMahon. 


The Teddy Bear hospital is a magical opportunity for the society to invite the children and their teddies to campus and provide a valuable learning experience for all.


So bring your teddies and visit the NUIG Slainte Society mini Teddy Bear Hospital on Exhibition Day when your child can:

  • bring their teddy around the hospital to see what goes on inside.
  • see Teddy undergoing an X-ray
  • watch as Teddy makes a trip to the surgery and
  • maybe even gets an injection!


Teddy Bear Hospital Event Details

Find them: at Room 4, O’Donoghue Centre, Red Zone
Entry details: No tickets required, it’s a walk through event


Galway Science and Technology Festival (13th – 26th November) is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s national Science Week 2017 #believeinscience.